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Migraine: A Debilitating Problem It is important to know what the different types of headaches are so that they can be treated properly. This article will be about a sometimes disabling form of headache known as the migraine. Migraine Definition A migraine definition is a little bit complex. Migraines can cause intense throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation. This usually happens on only one side of the head. Other migraine symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. The migraine symptoms can last for hours to days and

Treatment Options in Migraine Management For those who suffer with migraine headaches, finding effective prevention and treatment options is vital. Bad migraine days can be completely debilitating, taking time away from work, family, and other obligations. These are things that cannot be regained. A combination of therapies including pain killers, cardiovascular drugs, antidepressants, cognitive behavioral therapy, vitamins and minerals, herbs, or other natural treatments can help improve quality of life for migraine patients. Pain Killers Migraine pain is caused by spasm and inflammation of the blood vessels. Therefore, traditional pain

7 Common and Rare Types of Migraines Migraines come in many varieties, including with or without aura, hemiplegic migraine, and even migraine without a headache. Understanding which type you have is an important step toward managing this condition. Migraine without Aura Known as the “common migraine,” migraine without aura is the most frequent type of migraine. It accounts for 70%-90% of all migraines. It doesn’t include sensory disturbances, such as vision changes or tingling, that occur with some other migraines. Its hallmark is a moderate to severe headache, often though

The Four Stages Of a Migraine People start experiencing migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light in adolescence or their 20s. Your migraines may go through a few stages. Many migraine sufferers may not experience all four of the following stages: Prodrome Aura Headache Post-drome The Prodrome Stage Some signs that you could get a migraine in the next or day or two include the following symptoms: Changes in your mood Constipation Stiffness in your neck Cravings for certain foods Yawning Frequent urination Increased thirst The Aura

Migraine Management: What Triggers a Migraine? Migraines can ruin a day, a week, a special occasion and impact practically every area of your life, but with a little bit of knowledge, you can lessen your migraine days. Migraine triggers are all around us, and everyone has certain things that are more likely to trigger a migraine for them. Some people are very sensitive to certain perfumes, while others can practically bring on a migraine with too many drinks or certain kinds of medications. Here we’ll examine some of the most

Osteoporosis is not Inevitable Osteoporosis is a condition deriving its name from “porous bones”. Bones thin and weaken with age or other medical conditions that cause afflicted patients easily break bones. Bones most susceptible to breakage are those of the spine, hips, and wrists. The curvature of the upper spine (Dowager’s Hump) and bone fractures are often the first signs of Osteoporosis. The body replaces old bone cells with new bone cells contributing to a person’s growth. This remodeling process slows down in the late 20’s. Bone loss can occur

Signs That You Might Be Suffering From Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease that sometimes develops without any signs or symptoms at first. This changes as the density of your bones slowly declines leading to serious issues. Knowing the symptoms can help you to seek treatment sooner. Here are some signs that you might be suffering from osteoporosis. Noticeable Changes in Your Height One of the clearest signs that you might have osteoporosis is if you start to see noticeable changes in your height. People with the disease tend to start

Factors That Can Increase Your Chances of Developing Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a terrible disease that causes your bones to become brittle over time. Discovering the disease early can offer hope to patients. Bones mass can sometimes be rebuilt through lifestyle changes or medication. Here are some of the factors that can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis. Age and Gender Osteoporosis is a disease that can take time to manifest. Older individuals and those over 55 have an increased risk of developing the disease. This risk rises dramatically when the

Complications You Could Face If You Have Osteoporosis Osteoporosis can cause a range of complications all stemming from the issue of low bone density. Some of the complications can be managed although they are not pleasant. Others can potentially be life threatening. Here are some of the complications someone with osteoporosis could face. Frequent Bone Fractures The main and most common complication that can arise from osteoporosis is frequent fracturing of your bones. This can occur anywhere in your body. People often fracture wrists, ankles and arms. Back and hip

Diagnosing and Treating Osteoporosis Osteoporosis causes nearly 9 million fractures a year and affects 10% of adults over the age of 65. While there is currently no cure for this disease, there are a number of treatment options that will help patients manage the side effects. Read ahead for a closer look at some steps that you can take to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis, a few of the most common side effects, and the leading treatments for patients who have recently been diagnosed. Understanding Osteoporosis Many people think

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